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Theme-Centered Interaction (TCI) in Higher Education

A Didactic Approach for Sustainable and Living Learning

Editors: Meyerhuber, Sylke, Reiser, Helmut, Scharer, Matthias (Eds.)

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  • Offers descriptions of practical examples, theoretical cornerstones and underlying philosophy
  • Introduces the TCI-based didactic to a broad and international audience
  • Provides insight into how people experience working in groups as invigorating, beneficial and encouraging
  • Enriches the present discussions concerning teaching and learning in the university setting
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This book presents thoughts on and experiences with the introduction of Theme-centered Interaction (TCI) into academia. TCI is a systematic didactic, ‘living learning’ approach originally developed by social psychologist and pedagogue Ruth C. Cohn. The book explains and introduces the method, attitude and theory of TCI to a broader, higher education audience and relates it to such questions as: How does a teacher in academia achieve a lively and engaging atmosphere in their seminars? How do young academics as leaders-to-be learn how to act socially sustainably in groups? Using practical examples, the book shows how TCI can work in higher education to achieve participation and integration, reflectivity and humane connectedness of academic teachers and students, and professional development of senior and junior academics.

 

About the authors

Sylke Meyerhuber, Dr. Phil. Psychology, systemic therapy and counselling training, holds a permanent position as a Senior Researcher at the University of Bremen (Germany), artec Research Centre for Sustainability Studies. As expert in applied Social Psychology and Organisational Psychology, she focuses her research on socially sustainably leadership in organizations and mindful change in times of permanent reorganization. Honoured by her university with the Berninghausen Prize for Outstanding Teaching in 2010, she lectures in German and English, based on TCI principles since 1996.

Helmut Reiser is Prof. Dr. Emeriti of Pedagogy for Behaviour Disorders from the University of Hannover (Germany). The renowned expert of didactics and pedagogy is a TCI-graduate & licensed TCI-lecturer. He held contact with Ruth C. Cohn since 1983. Additionally he partook in the innovation of the TCI-training first in WILL and later on in RCI. He is a supervisor DGfS, group-psychoanalytical supervisor, und organizational counselor, a teaching-supervisor, and additional he received training in systemic counselling. Beside his manifold other works, he wrote 40 TCI-articles und 2 books on TCI: Reiser & Lotz 1995, TZI als Pädagogik, Mainz; and Reiser 2006, Psychoanalytisch-systemische Pädagogik – Erziehung auf der Grundlage der Themenzentrierten Interaktion, Stuttgart.

Matthias Scharer, Prof. Dr. was a full professor at the Faculty of Theology/Practical Theology Department at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). He retired in 2014, yet continuously publishing and teaching. He is founder of the international research program “Communicative Theology” together with B. J. Hilerath (Tübingen, Germany) and B. Hinze (New York, USA). Since 2005, the program has focused on an interreligious education. Out of Europe he has conducted research in Latina America (Ecuador, Peru. Bolivia, Brazil), India, Africa and the US: Scharer is a certificated trainer at the Ruth Cohn Institute International for TCI and works mainly in cross-cultural and trans-religious contexts.

 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Theme-Centered Interaction for Educating Future Leaders. Applied Social Psychology for Teaching Academics to Act Socially Sustainably in Organisations

    Pages 3-56

    Meyerhuber, Sylke

  • Theme-Centered Interaction by Ruth C. Cohn: An Introduction

    Pages 57-95

    Scharer, Matthias

  • Concrete Methods and Case Experiences with Theme-Centered Interaction

    Pages 97-128

    Reiser, Helmut (et al.)

  • On the Psychology of Civil Courage. A Theme-Centered Interactive Teaching Experiment: Reflections on the Process and Insights into the Subject

    Pages 131-155

    Schulz von Thun, Friedemann (et al.)

  • Big Themes for Little Kids? Living Learning in a Teacher-Training Course Dealing with Flight and Migration

    Pages 157-175

    Padberg, Stefan

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01048-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01047-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theme-Centered Interaction (TCI) in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
A Didactic Approach for Sustainable and Living Learning
Editors
  • Sylke Meyerhuber
  • Helmut Reiser
  • Matthias Scharer
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01048-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01048-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01047-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 328
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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